When Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie chose the New York Giants over the New York Jets two weeks ago, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that it was due in part to Big Blue's "detailed plan" for the cornerback.
Speaking at the NFL Annual Meeting on Wednesday, coach Tom Coughlin revealed those plans.
"Are you the best receiver of their team? (He's) following you then," Coughlin said, via The Star-Ledger. "He's physical enough. When you watch him closely, he doesn't shy away. He's got great big long arms, he's tall, he's fast, he can match up."
It's an interesting approach because DRC hasn't been used as a "shadow" corner in the past even though he possesses ideal size and speed.
ESPN analyst Louis Riddick, director of pro personnel with the Eagles from 2010-13, believes DRC might "respond favorably" to the responsibility now even if he wasn't ready for it in his failed Philadelphia stint two years ago.
The latest "Around The League Podcast" offers a full recap of the NFL Annual Meeting in Orlando, then proposes player moves that won't happen (but probably should).